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Today's News

  • PHOTO: Collins on 8U state championship team

    Hayden Collins was a member of the 2012 Northern Cal Ripken 8U All-Star Team in Lexington. The team played in several tournaments and won the Sandlot Baseball Throwdown Tournament in Athens, Ohio, and the Woodford County Summer Slam. They were also the East Kentucky 8U State Champions and were runner-up in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Tournament in Vincennes, Ind. Hayden is the son of Eric and Lisa Collins of Lexington and the grandson of Susan Collins of Mount Eden.

  • PHOTO: Volleyball team defeats Iroquois 3-0

    Spencer County’s Bethany Martin (8) sets the ball for a teammate during the Lady Bears’ first volleyball game of the season, a 3-0 win over Iroquois last Tuesday night. The Bears handily won their games, 25-8, 25-10 and 25-11. They faced North Bullitt and Nelson County on the road early this week, before a home game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Collins. They will play in a tournament this weekend at OVVC and will host Shelby County next Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

  • Former Spencer Countian wins gold at Special Olympics

    Jason Swift Jr., 15, formerly of Spencer County, recently competed in the Special Olympics of Maryland, where he took home the gold in the 100-yard dash, mini javelin throw and running long jump.

  • Bears win scrimmage 21-19

    After weeks of hitting each other in hot summer practices, the Spencer County Bears took to the football field against an actual opponent last Friday night in a scrimmage at Nelson County. The hard work of the summer may reap rewards.

  • COLUMN: Team USA shows anew why America is best, beyond the medals

    Flag waving time in America.
    With our country’s problems — hateful political discourse, the national debt, racism, on to a national obesity problem (Walmartians) — those who say America is in decline are wishful thinkers (Hugo Chavez), whistling past the graveyard (Iranian imam), or just don’t get it (Cuba’s Castro brothers).
    Nice, 104 medals at the 30th Olympiad — 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze. Well ahead of China, Russia and the rest.
    But there is more than metal here.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Ingrams celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Philip and Elaine Ingram will have their 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Plum Creek Baptist Church.

  • Recruitment for KFB LEAD program underway

    Recruitment for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s next group of participants in the two-year, Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program is now underway. Up to 15 individuals will be selected for this intensive learning experience as a way to equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with the tools to manage tomorrow’s challenges.

  • CRP participants may request authorization to conduct emergency haying or grazing of CRP acres

  • COLUMN: Preserving the garden

    I am getting ready to head back to U of L where I teach two courses, so I really need to get organized. The garden is still producing and time needs to be spent on turning some of the bounty into things that can be enjoyed during the winter months. I have had the dehydrator going every day this last week drying apples, peaches and berries, cherry tomatoes and potatoes. Plus, predictions of rising food costs (ironically, current reports indicate that grain and sugar prices are affecting prices now, and I don’t eat much of that.)

  • COLUMN: Tips for helping your lawn recover from summer heat

    Although we have had some rains here in Spencer County that other parts of the state haven’t had, our lawns are showing some of the effects of the hot, dry weather over the last couple of months.  If your lawn looks bad and needs some renovation, we are coming into the best time of the year to do some seeding.